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Optical Engineering

Remote Measurement of Aerosol Particle Characteristics and Their Significance to Meteorology
Author(s): J. G. Kuriyan
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Paper Abstract

The radiation field measurements using a polarimeter and a multispectral radiometer can be used to infer the equivalent optical parameters of aerosol particles. The importance of this experiment lies in the fact that radiative effects of particulates can be calculated without ambiguity if these effective parameters are known. In addition to providing illustrative examples of the derivation of atmospheric parameters from radiation measurements, a critical discussion of the implications underlying these model calculations are given so that the physical significance and the usefulness of these experi-ments can be better appreciated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1975
PDF: -331 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(4) 144332 doi: 10.1117/12.7971841
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 4
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J. G. Kuriyan, University of California (United States)

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